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Haim Saban

Haim Saban (born 15 October 1944 in Alexandria, Egypt) is a television and media proprietor. With an estimated current net worth of around $2.8 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the 98th richest person in America. Image File history File links Saban_Channel_1. ... Image File history File links Saban_Channel_1. ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Alexandria (Greek: , Coptic: , Arabic: , Egyptian Arabic: Iskindireyya), (population of 3. ... A media proprietor is a person who controls, either through personal ownership or a dominant position in a public company, a significant part of the mass media. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Forbes 400 or 400 Richest Americans (est. ...

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Career

Born to a modest Jewish family in Egypt, Saban fled to Israel in 1956. He currently resides in Beverly Hills, California, and in Israel. For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Saban started his career as a concert organizer. In France, he participated in the introduction of Japanese anime and sentai TV series in the country. He produced the scored and opening theme for UFO Robot Grendizer, Candy Candy. He also did the same work on early imported series from America such as Starsky & Hutch or Dallas. Manga has been translated into many different languages in different countries including Brazil, Korea, China, Taiwan, France, Germany, Italy, and many more. ... UFO Robo Grendizer (UFOロボグレンダイザー, aka Goldorak or Goldrake in some European countries), was an mecha anime show created by legendary Japanese anime artist Go Nagai. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Starsky & Hutch is a 2004 American comedy/action film directed by Todd Phillips. ... The Southfork Ranch, home of the Ewing family The original cast of Dallas. ...


In the United States, he became a television producer, founding Saban Entertainment in 1983. Saban is perhaps most notable for the adaptations of Power Rangers, Masked Rider, VR Troopers and Big Bad Beetleborgs. In 2003 he headed the $5.7 billion purchase of Kirch Media Group, the then-bankrupt German media conglomerate. Saban Entertainment was an independent television production company formed in 1983 by music and television producers Haim Saban and Shuki Levy as Saban Records, a U.S. subsidiary of Saban International Paris (now SIP Animation) who provided music soundtracks to shows made by other companies (most notably DIC). ... The Saban-era logo for Power Rangers The Disney/Jetix-era logo for Power Rangers Power Rangers is a long-running childrens TV show adapted from the Japanese tokusatsu Super Sentai Series, but is not simply an English dub of the original. ... Masked Rider is an American adaptation of the Japanese television series Kamen Rider BLACK RX, the ninth in a line of series in the popular Kamen Rider franchise. ... VR Troopers (Virtual Reality Troopers) was a syndicated live action show produced by Saban (creators of the similar Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series) from 1994 to 1996. ... Big Bad Beetleborgs (and later Beetleborgs Metallix, see below) was a short-lived American television series produced by Saban. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2001, he and News Corporation sold Fox Family Worldwide for $5.1 billion to The Walt Disney Company for ABC - the network was renamed ABC Family Channel. Saban made about $1.6 billion from this sale, making it the largest transaction between a company and a private citizen ever. News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ... ABC Family is a cable television network currently owned by Disney/ABC. The network was founded by Pat Robertson in April 1977 as CBN Cable, an arm of his Christian Broadcasting Network. ... The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) is one of the largest media and entertainment corporations in the world. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... ABC Family is a cable television network currently owned by Disney/ABC. The network was founded by Pat Robertson in April 1977 as CBN Cable, an arm of his Christian Broadcasting Network. ...


In June 2006, he was part of an investor group led by Texas Pacific Group of Fort Worth, Texas and Thomas H. Lee Partners that won the bid for Univisión, the largest Spanish-language media company in the United States. The bid was for $12.7 billion (USD)—the network of course has been made popular thanks generally to programs produced by media giants Televisa of Mexico and by Venevisión of Venezuela. Shareholders have filed a lawsuit over the handling of the deal. [1] The Texas Pacific Group (commonly referred as TPG) is a private equity investment firm founded by David Bonderman, James Coulter and William Price in 1993. ... Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas Counties Tarrant and Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City  298. ... Univision is a Spanish-language television network in the United States. ... This article is about the international language known as Spanish. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ... Televisa is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world[1], followed by TV Azteca, and a major player in the international entertainment business. ... Venevisión, channel 4, is one of Venezuelas largest TV broadcasters, which is owned and presided over by Gustavo Cisneros. ...


Politics

A Jewish refugee from Egypt who arrived penniless in Israel, Saban has strong attachment to both the United States and Israel. Saban has donated to the US Democratic Party and the Israeli Labor Party, he has also donated to Republicans including George W. Bush, and has business affiliations with Rupert Murdoch. In the 2001-2002 election cycle, his Saban Capital group donated over $10 million to the Democratic National Committee[2], the largest donation from a single source up to that time. This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... The Israel Labor Party (Hebrew: העבודה, Ha‘Avoda (Labor), officially מפלגת העבודה הישראלית, Mifleget Ha‘Avoda HaIsra’elit) is a center-left political party in Israel. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian born, American citizen who is a global media executive and is the controlling shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation, based in New York. ... Former Vermont Governor Dr. Howard Dean is the current Chairman of the DNC. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is the principal campaign and fund-raising organization affiliated with the United States Democratic Party. ...


Saban joined Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg in endorsing the re-election of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Republican Governor of California, on August 7, 2006. Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Jeffrey Katzenberg (born December 21, 1950 in New York City) is an American film producer and Chief Executive Officer of DreamWorks Animation SKG. He is perhaps most famous for his period as studio chairman at The Walt Disney Company, and for producing the movie Shrek (2001). ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born on July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor and an American politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ... Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis with President George W. Bush (2003) Seal of the Governor of California (without the Roman numerals designating the governors sequence) See also: List of pre-statehood governors of California, List of Governors of California The Governor of California is the highest executive authority... August 7 is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Family

Saban is married to Cheryl Saban (née Chackler), with whom he has two children. Through Cheryl, he is also the step-father of Tifany and Heidi Lenhart. Heidi Noelle Lenhart (born August 22, 1973, in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an American actress, best known for her role as Jenny Garrison in the American TV series California Dreams. ...


References

  • Bio from Tv.com
  • Forbes 400
  • Forbes info
  • Official website Bio

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Saban Forum 2006 (440 words)
Haim Saban, Chairman of the Saban Forum, and of the Saban Center at Brookings; Dov Weissglas, former chief of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Bureau; Louise Weissglas; and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni at the U.S. Department of State.
Martin S. Indyk, Director of the Saban Center at Brookings; William J. Clinton, 42nd President of the United States; and Haim Saban, Chairman of the Saban Forum, and of the Saban Center at Brookings at the Evermay Estate.
Haim Saban, Chairman of the Saban Forum, and of the Saban Center at Brookings and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY).
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Haim Saban, chair and CEO of the Saban Capital Group Inc., a private investment firm, and a leading philanthropist, added, "Cheryl and I have decided to mobilize our personal resources to positively impact the healthy development of children and their families through research, education and services.
Haim Saban is the former co-owner, chair and CEO of Fox Family Worldwide Inc. and founder of Saban Entertainment, which produced successful children’s television programs and films such as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Saban is a regent of the University of California and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution.
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